Bothwell from Dallas
Dallas resident Bothwell was scheduled to have kidney surgery. Because the surgery was serious, his doctors required that he have a family member who could make decisions on his behalf, on the chance that he may not be able to make any on his own.
Bothwell did not have any close family living in the United States. His next of kin was his wife, who was living thousands of miles away in Zambia. She needed a visa to come to the United States, but time was running out and Bothwell needed his wife by his side.
That’s when he turned to Rep. Allred’s office for help. Rep. Allred was able to submit a letter of support to the U.S. Embassy in Zambia right before his wife’s visa interview. The day after her interview, Bothwell called Rep. Allred’s office with the news that her visa was approved and she would be able to come to the country. Now Bothwell will have peace of mind knowing his wife will be by his side for his surgery.